Shakespeare Brewing Co is a family run brewery that has been inspired by the great bard himself. Founded by Joe Holiday and with the help of his family and extended team, they have scripted 3 premium ales, each one named after one of his famous plays. The range include a brown ale, Macbeth, a golden ale, Tempest and a dark ruby ale Othello. Their passion is brewing quality ales, the traditional way, using only the finest natural ingredients. Caring for customers and consumers remains at the heart of everything they do!

Their story

Ale was a key component in many of William Shakespeare’s plays and it is documented that the great Bard was partial to the odd tipple or two! In honour of what would have been Shakespeare’s birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death, Joe Holiday, head brewer at the North Cotswold Brewery, decided to set up a new brewery in his honour. 

Brewing with only the finest malts from Warminster Maltings and English hops from Charles Farams, Joe has crafted a range of premium ales.  

It was the aim that this range of superb ales would capture the imagination of both locals and visitors alike.  Stratford upon Avon is known for its plethora of events throughout the year, celebrating England’s greatest and most celebrated playwrite.